Job title
Principal Scientist - Smart Forestry
Area
Bioeconomy Programme
Smart Forestry
Sustainable Bioeconomy
Location
Headquarters, Joensuu
Email
hans.verkerk @ efi.int
Telephone number
+358 (0) 10 773 4345

Dr. Hans Verkerk is principal scientist in the Bioeconomy programme of the European Forest Institute (Finland) and he leads a team on smart forestry. He holds a MSc degree in Forest and Nature Management from Wageningen University and obtained his PhD degree with distinction from the University of Eastern Finland. He has been involved in studies on European forest resource assessments, woody biomass availability, forest ecosystem services and climate change impacts and mitigation.

Key topics: forest management; climate change; biomass availability; forest bioeconomy; biodiversity